Question about Western Digital Caviar WD2500BB 250 GB Hard Drive

3 Answers

Hard drive recovery, hard drive is damaged

I need to find a place to send my hard drive in and see if my data can be recovered from 250 gb hard drive

Posted by on

3 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Welcome Back:

    Visited the website for 2 consecutive days.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 6 Answers

My brother's MacBook Pro had a similar issue a few years ago. In his case the issue started when he attempted to update the OS to the then most recent version. The update failed with an error saying that the Hard Disk needed to be repaired and instructing him to restart in Recovery Mode and repair the disk. When he did this the "Repair Disk" option was grayed out as you said. From my searches then it seems that the drive entered a "write-locked" state that prevented it from mounting. I was able to recover his files and restore the computer to working order. You will need another computer that has enough free space to hold the files you want to save, and the appropriate cable to connect the misbehaving computer to the working computer.
This procedure requires booting in Recovery Mode and erasing the non-working computer's hard drive, reformatting it, and restoring the system.
1. Turn on the working computer.
2. Make sure the non-working computer is turned off, connect the two computers using the appropriate cable (FireWire or Thunderbolt)
3. Turn on the non-working computer holding down the "T" key to enter Target Disk Mode. (This worked in the case of my brother's computer, but I can't guarantee that this will work in your case, but if you could get it into Verbose mode I would think you should be able to get into Target Disk Mode.)
4. The non-working computer's hard drive icon should appear on the working computer's desktop. You may get a message that you cannot alter the contents of the external drive (non-working computer), but you will be able to transfer files from the non-working machine to the working one.
NOTE: You could connect a dedicated external drive to the working computer and transfer files from the non-working computer to the external drive using the working computer as an intermediary of sorts.
5. Transfer the files you wish to save. We will be erasing the non-working computer's drive and restoring the system so be certain you have what you need transferred before you get to that step.
6. Once you have saved all of the files you need to save, you can eject the non-working computer's hard drive, and turn off the non-working computer.
7. If possible connect the computer to the internet, if not possible you can use wi-fi, but it may take longer.
8. Connect the non-working computer to the drive with your most recent backup.
8. Turn on the non-working computer holding down the "Command+R" keys.
9. Once the computer is in Recovery Mode choose the option to Restore From Backup
10. You will then be asked to choose which backup to use, and then click "Restore". Once this process is done you should be able to boot the system. You can then transfer the files you saved to the other computer or external hard drive back to the restored computer.
Mac Data Recovery Recover Lost Data with Ease

Posted on Jun 23, 2016

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 6 Answers

Hard drives are just like blackboards and one wrong press of a button can format them or wipe them in the same way a casual brush against a blackboard can render its contents unreadable. With this in mind many operating systems have safeguards in place to prevent this from happening but there are occasions when these safeguards fail or the combination of buttons pressed by mistake.

Hard Drive Recovery Service Hard Drive Recovery Service Damaged Hard Drive Recovery

Posted on Oct 04, 2014

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Scholar:

    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 78 Answers

Hi trouble67,

Geek Squad® offers data recovery services. There are three levels of data recovery available, dependant upon the condition of your hard drive. For more information, visit your Geek Squad® precinct at your local Best Buy™ store. You may also check out other Geek Squad® services at http://www.geeksquad.com/pricing.

Thank you,
Jason,
Go Ahead. Use Us.

Posted on Jun 18, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

My pictures were erased. any way to retrieve them?


you can recover files with data recovery software, recommended asoftech data recovery which helped me before. You may follow this tutorial
External Hard Drive Data Recovery Software

Sep 18, 2012 | SimpleTech 250GB USB2.0 7200 RPM External...

4 Answers

My external hard drive was damaged i wont recovery from hard drive.


Depending on the severity of the damage you have a couple of options.

1) Put the HDD inside a airtight bag and place in a freezer for at least 4 hours. Remove the HDD from freezer and see if it works. If it does start to work you will have a limited amount of time to recover the data.

2) Pay Data recovery company to recover the data
http://www.ontrackdatarecovery.com/

Mar 06, 2011 | Transcend 160Gb StoreJet 25 Unveils Rugged...

3 Answers

Hard drive makes clicking noise and won't come on. Same happens upon turning the drive off and on. Is there any way I can recover the files on the drive? Thank you.


When the hard drive makes a clicking noise, it has died (known as the click of death).
A user cannot recover data from these faulty hard drives, but there are companies that can recover data from faulty hard drives BUT it will cost you an arm and a leg for their services.

Feb 02, 2011 | IOGear (GHD335C250) 250 GB Hard Drive

3 Answers

If the disk drive of my WD portable drive failed, can I recover the data?


yes, you can connect disk drive to another computer, and then use some data recovery program to recover your files. you can download this file recovery software called asoftech data recovery that helped me before
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Back-Up-and-Recovery/Asoftech-Data-Recovery.shtml

May 03, 2010 | Western Digital WD Passport 250GB Portable...

1 Answer

Hard drive unaccessible


There is a program called On track recovery.
This application successfully recovers data from damaged hard disks.

You will need and extra storage where to transfer the recovered data.

Don;t forget to rate this answer if it helps.

Dec 03, 2009 | SimpleTech 250GB USB2.0 7200 RPM External...

3 Answers

Maxtor 4 mini usb 250 gb not recognized


Data Recovery Lab can recover data from faulty hard drives. They specialise in hard drive recovery, USB RAID data Recovery and laptop data recovery. For more information you can call 0207 516 1077 or visit www.datarecoverylab.co.uk.
  • No-data No Fee Data Recovery Service Guarantee
  • FREE data recovery analysis
  • Fast turnaround
Data Recovery Lab also provide FREE data recovery advice and consultation for all business and private customers in the UK.

Feb 18, 2009 | Maxtor OneTouch III Mini Edition 120GB...

1 Answer

My hard drive is not working


Evidently the logic structure is damaged so:

1. if you are really lucky, you will recover everything just by installing EASY RECOVERY PRO... (there are free trials on the net) try easy recovery in google.com. The follow the instructions, install the soft. It should place an icon on your desktop, run the program and you will have a wizard, choose what to do, what disk to take (of course with the damaged drive connected) and when it comes to choose... choose "gross recovery" option. You will have to wait for awhile, then you will be in front of a list of directories and files inside... just see carefuly, it will be ordered by file extention (BMP, JPG, AVI, MP3, etc); choose those you need and unselect those you dont.
NOTE: the recovered data must be placed in another disk in a safe folder.

2. the disk is damaged for sure, so once you have recovered all you better replace you HD for a new one.

Start here: http://www.ontrackdatarecovery.com/, this will do for a trial version, but if you know a little bit more, find yourself a full version on the net.

Good luck

Feb 29, 2008 | Iomega (33090) 250 GB Hard Drive

3 Answers

File system currupted/hard disk problem


Yess it is just email me at : fixya-expert@live.com and i will send you instructions how to recover data...

Beni

Nov 21, 2007 | Hitachi (14R9464-20PK) 250 GB Hard Drive

Not finding what you are looking for?
Western Digital Caviar WD2500BB 250 GB Hard Drive Logo

389 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Western Digital Hard Drives Experts

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Mark Taylor
Mark Taylor

Level 3 Expert

728 Answers

joecoolvette
joecoolvette

Level 3 Expert

5660 Answers

Are you a Western Digital Hard Drive Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...